Owners of Google Play Edition and Nexus devices running Android KitKat 4.4+ can now download the Google Now Launcher app through the Google Play Store. The app pretty much rolls up Google Now into a nice little launcher, expanding the kind-of creepy service to every square inch of your Android device, no longer tethered to the Google Search app.
Features of the Google Now Launcher follow below.
- Google Now on your home screen – it’s easier than ever to get just the right information at just the right time.
- Just say “Ok Google” – when you’re on your home screen, just say “Ok Google” to trigger voice input. Then say your search query. Or tell your phone what to do, like send a text message, get directions, or play a song (available in the US, UK, and Canada).
- Faster search – tap the search box and you can enter your query immediately.
- Easy access to your favorite Google products and services, like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps.
- Larger viewing area – the status and navigation bars are now translucent, so your wallpaper pops from every pixel, and is even visible when you expand your apps drawer (when supported by device).
- Intuitive wallpaper picker – select any image that’s stored on your device, or in the cloud. Position and preview your wallpaper before you set it.
So have at it! Head over to the Google Play Store to download the Google Now Launcher. Tell us what you think of it.
via: Android Spin